AUTHOR: [POPISH PLOT] Thomas Whitebread, William Harcourt, John Fenwick, John, Gavan, Anthony Turner
TITLE: The true speeches of Thomas Whitebread, Provincial of the Jesuits in England, William Harcourt, pretended Rector of London, John Fenwick, procurator for the Jesuits in England, John Gavan, and Anthony Turner, all Jesuits and Priests, before their execution....
PUBLISHER: London: for H. Hills, &c., 1679.
DESCRIPTION: 1 vol., extracted, folio, 12" x 7-1/2", (i)24pp., complete.
REFERENCE: WING T3099
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Popish Plot was a fictitious conspiracy concocted by Titus Oates that between 1678 and 1681 gripped the Kingdoms of England and Scotland in anti-Catholic hysteria. Oates alleged that there existed an extensive Catholic conspiracy to assassinate Charles II, accusations that led to the execution of at least 22 men and precipitated the Exclusion Bill Crisis. Eventually Oates' intricate web of accusations fell apart, leading to his arrest and conviction for perjury.